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“Expats place to meet”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Big Willy's

Big Willy's
Ranked #1 of 17 Restaurants in Tamarin
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $33
Cuisines: European, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Drinks, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Digital Payments, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Flic en Flac
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Expats place to meet”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2012

Good food, beautiful outdoor setting, eating on benches. Menu offers great variety. A bit expensive maybe. Place to go when there is soccer or rugby on TV. Large screen, many expats, especially South Africans.

  • Visited November 2012
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1 Thank ChristianFlicenFlac
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Ansbach, Germany
1 review
“100% Pleased”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2012

We were on that side of the island to swim with the dolphins and stopped in for lunch. The staff and especially bartender were very friendly and helpful with our menu choices. The STEAK is a must! We love seafood, but wanted to try their australian cuts, and very very pleased. Seriously considering the hour taxi drive back across the island to have dinner!

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank 824MINDY
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New York City, New York
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Nice garden seating, relaxed atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2012

Enjoyed the food, particularly the refreshing tuna tartare and the spicy vegetarian curry (veggies were not over-cooked and it had a nice kick--one of the better I had in Mauritius). Better than average compared to other restaurants we visited in the area.

My husband also liked seeing the Champion's League football/soccer matches on big screens in the garden at night.

Cocktails were a bit on the light side... Better to go with beer or wine.

Overall nice atmosphere. We returned for a second visit.

ps Bring bug spray for your ankles

Visited May 2012
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Thank LJPP
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Menu knowledge ?”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2012 via mobile

This was our second time at Big Willy's. We go for the Saturday sport shown on the big screen. The garden atmosphere was very nice and if the weather plays along it is very nice to sit outside and watch the big screen. We had some trouble getting our orders correct though. My wife ordered a Latte and first got a coffee with hot milk. After sending it back and explaining for the second time (also pointing it out on the menu) she got an espresso with some milk on top. Sent it back again with a third explanation and then got something close enough to a latte. I ordered a passion fruit and lemonade and got something red which tasted like rasperry. I asked to see the bottle of this passion fruit cordial only to find it is Granedine concentrate. After pointing this out did I get the right drink. The food was so so, portions in my opinion not worth what you pay for it. But if you only want to go for a beer and hang out with some expats this is the place to go.

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1 Thank martinhavinga
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UAE
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73 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Expat Hangout. Great for dancing”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2012

We went x2 - once for lunch. We were the only diners. Food was good, garden atmosphere was equally good, but food was over-priced for what it was. However, Willy's is great for a fun night out - live band playing over dinner, and then a dancing club open after dinner till early morning.Great hangout spot.. Nice place to meet the "locals".

  • Visited February 2012
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1 Thank AwesomeThings
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